County Prefect Božo Galić visited the construction site of the infrastructure project „Wood-technology Centre Slavonian Oak“

GRADIŠTE, 19.02.2020. – County Prefect Božo Galić, Mayor of Gradište Municipality Srećko Papac and Vice president of „Wood cluster Slavonian Oak“ Mijo Ćošković, visited the construction site of the infrastructure project „Wood-technology Centre Slavonian Oak“, located in Business zone Ambarine, Gradište.

The infrastructure project “Wood-technology Centre Slavonian Oak” was unanimously adopted by the Partnership Council of the Vukovar-Srijem County as a strategic project of the Vukovar-Srijem County and as such is part of the Development Strategy of the Vukovar-Srijem County until 2020.

Following the demanding preparation of technical and project documentation, the project was submitted in 2018 to the Limited Call for Proposals of Ministry of Agriculture Development Projects as part of the implementation of the Development Agreement for the area of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem. The Ministry of Agriculture has approved funds for the implementation of the project in the amount of HRK 24,997,781.16.

The result of the project will be the construction and installation of an innovation infrastructure facility at the location of the business zone Ambarine, Gradište, equipped with:

  • advanced 3D technologies for new product development
  • a modern CNC prototype machine
  • wood preparation and processing machines
  • tools for factory quality control
  • a drying room
  • experimental drying room
  • biomass boiler room

The initiator of the project is the „Wood cluster Slavonian Oak“, the project owner is the Vukovar-Srijem County, and the project is implemented by the Competence Centre Ltd. for research and development. The users of infrastructure and equipment will be micro, small and medium sized entrepreneurs from the Vukovar-Srijem County.

During 2019, the Vukovar-Srijem County conducted a public procurement procedure pursuant to which the Contract on Construction of the „Wood-technology Centre Slavonian Oak“, Group 3, was signed with the contractor Planum Construction Ltd., Vukovar. In October 2019, the contractor was commissioned and began construction works. So far, deforestation, removal of humus, deforestation and levelling of the terrain have been carried out, and reinforcement and concreting of the foundations and the construction of the administration building, conditioning halls and canopies for the dispatch of the raw material.

During the construction site visit, director of the Concept Ltd., expert supervisor Tihomir Maras, reported that the construction was proceeding according to the planned operational and dynamic plan.